Bird feather inspired technology could replace Velcro one day

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Spotted: Tarah Sullivan, a researcher at the University of California San Diego, discovered that bird feathers work a lot like Velcro. Feathers feature a series of small hook-like structures, which zip back together when pulled apart. They work like a natural adhesive. Sullivan also discovered that the spacing between these small hook-like structures was the same no matter what type of bird. Sullivan worked with a research group led by Marc Meyers, a professor in the school’s Departments of Nanoengineering and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Professor Eduard Arzt, from Saarland University in Germany, was also involved. Research by the group was…

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